Solarize the Gorge!
With support from Northwest Solar Communities, Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties.
GO! Solar is a community “solarize” initiative aimed at helping Columbia River Gorge homeowners overcome the barriers associated with investing in solar power. Local contractors and suppliers are working together to offer a simplified process and unbeatable prices. In addition to state, federal and local incentives, GO! Solar can reduce total project cost by up to 20%. The catch: Homeowners have to sign up for the program no later than March 30, 2015 to guarantee the
“Going solar pays off in a number of ways,” says Amanda Lawrence, Gorge Owned Membership and Program Director. “It reduces your monthly utility bills, increases your home value, reduces your dependence on fossil fuel and, if done through GO! Solar, supports the local economy.”
Learn more about GO! Solar at the upcoming community launch parties:
- February 12th, White Salmon, Columbia Bank Community Room, 390 NE Tohomish St
- February 17th, Goldendale, Klickitat PUD Community Room, 1313 South Columbus Avenue
During the parties you will:
- Learn about financial incentives for solar
- Meet the local contractors delivering the program
- Have your questions about solar answered by regional experts
Participants can also enjoy light appetizers and beer courtesy of Full Sail.
About Gorge Owned
Gorge Owned is a 501.c.3 member-supported organization with a mission to strengthen connections between the people, natural environment and economy of the Columbia River Gorge. With more than 200 individual and business members, GO! delivers year-round programing that informs and inspires people to invest in a vibrant community, healthy environment and strong local economy. Programs include:
- Gorge Green Drinks
- Sense of Place Lecture Series
- GO! Local Campaign
- Gorge Earth Day
Learn More: GorgeOwned.org